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Old 2005-07-10, 02:39 AM   #1
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I want to start a reference sound DVD list. Stuff that shows off your setup. No need to put chapter listings, unless you want to. I expect to see stuff like TS, The Matrix and such, but I won't put them on yet.

To kick it off, I would like to put the following 5 movies on the list:

Master and Commander - One of the most immersive mixes out there.

LOTR:EE
Trilogy - The DTS-ES track, plus Dolby EX are great.

Behind Enemy Lines
- This is another great DTS track. Lots of LFE as well.

Saving Private Ryan
- The beach landing is one of the scariest sounding mixes on film.

Black Hawk Down - Anoter scary war soundtrack.
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Old 2005-07-10, 08:18 AM   #2
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Blade Trinity- 6.1 absolutely amazing

http://www.dvdbits.com/reviews.asp?id=2884
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Old 2005-07-10, 09:43 AM   #3
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Yes Master and Commander had amazing audio. I also like Fast and Furious and for a non-action video, the Phantom of the Opera.
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Old 2005-07-10, 04:03 PM   #4
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Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (Video)

(I thought I'd povide something other than a movie).

The Corrs also has a "best of" DVD where several of the tracks are DD5.1, but most are DD2.0 unfortunately.
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Old 2005-07-10, 04:13 PM   #5
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If we are going to list music, by far the "Eagles Hell Freezes Over" concert or a lot of the other concerts out there. so many to list!


Movies with awesome sound...

Hero (fight scene in the autumn setting)
Ronin ("chases to die for" - crank it up and listen to this! sweet)
U-571, DasBoot, etc
The Fifth Element
Star Wars movies

so many to list!


Plus TopGun... I must have been enjoying it so much that I actually got the condo security knocking at my door one night and I didn't realize it was so loud but it wasn't really.
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Old 2005-07-10, 04:38 PM   #6
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Ditto Hell Freezes Over. Expansive, immersive and with just the right amount of LFE.
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Old 2005-07-10, 06:32 PM   #7
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Here Here...the new SW are great. As well, U-571 is a disturbingly good submarine movie.

I would like to add:
The Matrix Trilogy
The Lion King (With the Disney Enhanced Surround Mix)
The Incredibles
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Old 2005-07-10, 09:12 PM   #8
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Hell Freezes Over vote here.

Also,

how about The Gladiator, battle of Carthage scene is fantastic, the whole movie sounds great.

U-571 for the depth charges.

SW:ep I the pod race scene is a favorite of mine.

How about cranking up a THX opening? I sometimes show these to friends. SW always has a good THX, as does the PIXAR movies.
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Old 2005-07-10, 09:20 PM   #9
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How could I miss Band Of Brothers. The presentation on TMN in DD was amazing when it was on so imagine the box set is the same with all the bullets going by, bombs exploding, etc. Not to exemplify war or anything.
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Old 2005-07-11, 07:55 PM   #10
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The Bourne Identity - DTS Track - The car chase
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Old 2005-07-11, 11:21 PM   #11
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Desperado is another great soundtrack. Look for the Superbit edition with the DTS Soundtrack.
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Another good one is I, Robot also with a kicka** DTS soundtrack.
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Old 2005-07-14, 11:55 AM   #13
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Apollo 13 DTS...superb
Castaway...amazing soundstage throughout the movie
Dantes Peak DTS...incredible LFE
Gladiator...the opening battle scene blew me away
The Haunting DTS...see Dantes Peak and add 10
The Incredibles...the name says it all
Jurassic Park DTS...the original innovator
Jurassic Park 3...took JP one and turned it up a notch
Master and Commander CE...feels like your on the ship
Saving Private Ryan DTS...best demostration of sound ever
Seven SE...amazing detail and soundtrack
Titan AE...the ICE Fields are like nothing your heard before


Different honorable mention...WWE Wrestlemania 21. The first live sports(entertainment) dvd I have watched that sounds like you are there (I've been to many live WWE events to know what to compare it too).
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Old 2005-07-15, 02:05 AM   #14
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I just watched the Eagles "Hell freezes over" DVD. FOr this thread, lets add the bonus all audio track, #22, "Seven bridges road". WOW, thats definately something I am going to show off next time friends are over.
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Old 2005-07-15, 07:57 AM   #15
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The DTS Music disc of "Hell Freezes Over" beats the latest Eagles' DVD "Farewell 1 Tour" for sound engineering.

As for a movie, the latest "Flight of the Phoenix" is something to see and to hear!
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